Conference should be on your calendar for June.
There have been a lot of domain conferences during the first half of this year, and the schedule isn’t going to let up before the dog days of summer. That’s why you need to be picky about which shows you attend. Here are my criteria for a good show:
1. Fresh, unique content. I’m tired of the same panels at the same shows.
2. New, unique people. Hey, I love domainers. But I learn the most when I’m around a diverse group of people.
3. Planning. My pet peeve is receiving a conference schedule two weeks before a show.
I think next month’s Domain Roundtable (june 14-17) will hit all three of these. I’m basing this on an already unique show format that focuses on small break out sessions. I’m basing this on the location in Washington D.C. I’m basing this on Thought Convergence’s talk of going back to Domain Roundtable’s roots, when the conference brought in policy makers, government officials, and internet marketers to hang out with us domainers.
Although DRT needs to execute well over the next month to make it a success, I’m placing my bet on the conference and have booked my ticket. The conference starts on a Sunday evening, so you can come in over the weekend and visit some museums or the capitol. Heck, stop in to see your representative and tell them to keep their hands off your domain names.
Conference tickets are still available at the reduced price of $895 through Friday, May 15.